BIOgraphy

Mary Beth Hansohn received her professional training at The Arlington Center for Dance in Arlington, VA, and with Peter Stark, at The Maryland Youth Ballet. She studied ballet in the highest level at The American Ballet Theater Summer Program in New York City, where she performed George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. She joined The Ohio Ballet as a full member at age 18, and went on to dance in works by Heinz Poll, Donald Byrd, Laura Dean, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Stephen Mills, Septime Webre, Salvatore Aiello, Dermot Burke, Christopher Fleming, and Jeffrey Hughes. Mary Beth has performed with Twyla Tharp Dance, The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Dayton Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, The Cleveland Opera, Neglia Ballet, D.C. Contemporary Dance Festival, Neglia Ballet Artists, The Adam Miller Dance Project, The National Tap Ensemble, and Terra Firma Dance Theatre. Mary Beth performed in The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City, which was televised on CBS. She has also worked with Edouard Lock at La La La Human Steps in Montreal, and with Karole Armitage at Armitage Gone! Dance in New York City. Some of Mary Beth’s favorite roles performed include the title role in Giselle, “Mina Harker” in Dracula, “Gertrude” in Hamlet, Le Corsaire pas de deux, “Russian Girl” in Serenade, the pas de trois from George Balanchine’s Agon, “Myrtha” in Giselle, and “Unnatural Selection”, a pas de deux choreographed and danced with her husband, James Graber. Mary Beth is a certified Yoga instructor, RYT-200. She has recently created a new fitness class entitled, “Barre Sculpt”, and currently teaches that, along with Ballet at Broadway Dance Center, in New York City. 

Mary Beth Hansohn